Elise Roumeas

Elise Roumeas

Research associate, political theory
Nuffield College

I am currently a research associate of the Department of Politics and International Relations and Nuffield College. I obtained a PhD in political theory with distinction from Sciences Po Paris in July 2016. I was a Fox Fellow at Yale University (2013-2014) and an Alliance visiting scholar at Columbia University (fall 2015). I specialise in normative and applied political theory. 


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My doctoral dissertation is an analysis and defence of compromise. I also write about religious diversity, conscientious objection, the workplace, and the right of exit from voluntary associations. 

Undergraduate teaching

 Sciences Po Paris 

  • “Foundations of Moral and Political Thought”
  • “Right or Wrong. Politics and Ethics”
  • “Introduction to political science”
  • “Reason and Commitment in the History of Political Thought”
  • “Methods” 

Postgraduate teaching

 Blavatnik School of Government (forthcoming)

  • Foundations in Philosophy and Public Policy 

Sciences Po Paris 

  • “Epistemology of Decision-Making”
  • Research Design (1styear political theory master’s students)

 Summer courses and community outreach 

Oxford Summer Courses

  • “Ethics and Society” (to high school students in Chile)


  • “Politics and Society” (to prison inmates in Villepinte, France) 

Journal articles 

  • “Religious Diversity in the Workplace: The Case for Alternative Conflict Resolution”, Political Studies, online first (2019). 
  • “Conscientious Objection to Military Service and Laborde’s Exemption Test”, Secular Studies,vol. 1, n°1, p. 142-152 (2019). (Symposium on Cécile Laborde’s Liberalism’s Religion)
  • “Foi ‘bonne’ et ‘bonne foi’ : du conflit des vérités au dialogue des convictions”, Archives de sciences sociales des religions, n°166, p. 199-219 (2014). 
  • “Salut et reconnaissance égalitaire : sur les théories pluralistes du dialogue interreligieux”, Études maritainiennes - Maritain Studies, vol. xxx, p. 88-108 (2014). (Special issue)

Book chapters

  • “Compromise and Religious Accommodation”inJonathan Seglow, Andrew Shorten (eds)Religion and Political Theory: Secularism, Accommodation and The New Challenges of Religious Diversity, ECPR Press/ Rowman and Littlefield International (forthcoming). 
  • “What is Religious Pluralism?” in Aurélia Bardon, Maria Birnbaum, Lois Lee, Kristina Stoeckl, Olivier Roy (eds) Religious Pluralism: A Resource BookFlorence: European University Institutep. 11-17 (2015). 

Book reviews 

  • “Peter Balint, Respecting Toleration. Traditional Liberalism and Contemporary Diversity”, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, vol. 21, n°5, p. 1255-1257 (2018). 
  • “Joan Stavo-Debauge, Philippe Gonzalez, Roberto Frega”(eds) Quel âge post-séculier? Religions, démocraties, sciences, in Émulations (2017).